Can my 12 week bantam have splay leg?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lovemybeakies!, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. lovemybeakies!

    lovemybeakies! New Egg

    Aug 17, 2011
    Sussex, UK
    Help anyone. I am new to all this.
    My bantam had a splay leg as a chick - it was corrected, although he still had a funny waddle when he walked. Now I have come back from holiday to find his 'splay' leg going almost backwards.
    His appetite is fine but he is finding it very hard to move around. Poo is fine (can't believe I just said that!) and every so often he heaves himself up and follows the others, but then tends to sit down again.
    I notice that he sits in the nest box at night so clearly he can't perch.
    Can splay leg recur? His foot seems to be pointing outwards as if his leg is twisted.
  2. umanduhbree

    umanduhbree Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 6, 2011
    Lacona, IA
    Yes, your splay leg can come back. We had a chick with splay leg which we corrected, but then it was spooked and flew up against the coop wall and the joint popped out again. We ended up having to put our little rooster down because he was picked on to relentlessly. I hope things go better for you.

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